Patrolman Edward C. "Rocky" Graziano

Patrolman Edward C. "Rocky" Graziano

Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Friday, August 14, 1964

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Edward C. "Rocky" Graziano

Patrolman Rocky Graziano was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a vehicle on Route 3 at 6 pm.

The vehicle that struck him was driving next to his motorcycle and then moved into his lane. He was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Graziano was a Massachusetts National Guard veteran who had served with the Nashua Police Department for three years and previously served with the Middlesex County Police Department and the Durham Police Department, where he had been the acting Police Chief for nine months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Patrolman Graziano, it has been 59 years since you were taken from us. I had the greatest honor of running the NH Police Cadet Training Academy several years ago when your grandson, Eddie, was enrolled as a 15-year-old. I was with his 3rd-year group when we took them to the NH Police Officer's Memorial on the grounds of the Statehouse. He was staring at your name, and it was only then that I made the connection. He told me some of what he knew and how he wanted to be the next Graziano to wear a badge in NH. He stood tall and was clearly very proud to be the namesake of the hero on the memorial. I have retired and only hope that Eddie is either on his way to, or is now wearing that badge!

New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your militaryand law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 14, 2023

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